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Day 783 – How many ways can I say busy?! 


Got to get over to Aiken and restart the perspective on a huge 36×40 painting. I would rather paint ten people than do perspective. 

Anyway now on day 8. And having no problems sticking to it. Off to the gym today. Finally remembered to pack my gym bag. Still have to pack my lunch bag!! Tonite is French. As I said busy!! 

Ttyl!

Margaret on the run. Xxx

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Day 782 or should I say 7?! 


Title page of my strathmore 500 mixed media diet journal so far. 

Day 7 of my 8 week blood sugar diet. I got on the scale yesterday am and after only FIVE days I had Lost SEVEN pounds. I was totally shocked.  


I have already drawn day 6. But I still have to color it. 

A few notes on art media used. I love my Tombow markers. So easy to use and if you wet them with a paint brush it’s easy to soften edges and mix colors. But so sad they are fugitive. The colors will fade even in the dark. 😏

I have tried substituting my Winsor newton watercolor markers which are NOT fugitive. They just don’t give me the same effect. Guess more practice is required. 

Strathmore 500 Mixed Media sketchbooks. My hands down favorites well except for Stillman and Birn but I can not get them here. I guess I should get extras when I go to Atlanta. I can buy the Strathmore with coupons at Michaels so that’s what I tend to use. 

I have only one complaint about them. Neither of them lay flat like moleskines do. And some pages they really don’t lay flat. 


Sock knitting has slowed down. Hoping now that I seem to over the fatigue from lack of carbs I will get back to these. 

Anyway off to walk and climb stairs. Just realized it’s ten am and I haven’t eaten. And I am not hungry. Hmm.  
Only 49 days left !!

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret who is off to walk three miles I hope today. Xxxx

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Day 780 An Art show

No idea why these did not post. Sigh. The days are really piling up. Yesterday I took photos of an art show at USC Aiken at the Etheridge Center and I thought I would share them with you. 
Always good to look at what others are doing. 

My favorite landscape Old Post Office restaurant Edisto. Eaten here many times so perhaps I have a soft spot for it?! 

The artist is Ted Baxter from the Charlotte NC area. 

Gorgeous portraits 

European travels 

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Day 781 It’s Saturday

Always amazed by what can be done in an hot and a half of work. These are almost all 24×30″. 

Ilania Mine. Acrylic. She might get some tweaking Monday. 

Drew Murphys. My favorite from today. Acrylic

Al Beyers oil

Elizabeth Moretz Britts acrylic. Always interesting. 

AC oily oils. Great effect. 

Fred’s Mondrian. What fun.  I told  him I would not want to meet her in a dark alley. 

Tom Needhams lovely watercolor. 

Rachel Miller. She’s only been drawing a year. Amazing. Cathe Dennis pastel. Love it’s sketchiness   

Drews sketch. To think he almost stopped here. 

Three in process of mine. 
Half an hour into it. 

Thanks for dropping by. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 779 – another journal page Day 2


56 more of these to do. I am telling reverting so hopefully I will continue. Same reason for the food journal. 

Today I am very tired. Stood and painted for six hours only to gesso it out so not a thing to show for it. 🙄

So I can’t share it with you yet. 


One more pair of minimoochie socks done. 

Now it’s naptime. 

Margaret xxxx

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Day 778 – a little late 


Been bait entering shows and shopping at Costco for the diet I started yesterday. I am going to try to draw my food journal. We shall see. 

The diet Is the Eight week Blood sugar diet. If you are diabetic which I am not it can return your blood sugar to normal. I do have two brothers and a father who are though. Don’t want to be like them. 

There are tests if u register that u can take to see if you might be going to become a diabetic. It’s a HUGE problem now as I am sure you know causing blindness heart attacks and strokes oh and dementia. No thanks!! 

It also stops all those sugar starch cravings which  I do have. Got to run – all that water is getting to me. Lol. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx
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Day 777 sometimes no matter how you try

They don’t seem to work out well. I spent an hour this am drawing these. One is bad the next worse. 

Attempt 2. Ok I suppose. 
Number three. She looks like a little fat pig. Bodies too short. 


Same thing with Emilys bottom hand.  Just was not playing with me today.  This time I can blame painting it from a small pic on my cell phone. Oops 

One more sock done but sewing up the toe. Really don’t like the Kitchener stitch. 

Thanks for checking by. Time for French lessons. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 776 A Lazy Sunday

Off to visit friends. But Honey was ever hopeful for a snack. 

Completely done with Tombow markers. They do take well to water brushes for blending. I like the blue for those dark highlights a lab has. 

All the shadows are just the black of the lab wet when I softened the edges and turned it into shadows. 


Can’t remember if I published this nice sketch I did a few days ago. Guess it’s a Honey of a Sunday. 


Sunday’s a perfect day for coloring in your coloring book aka your sketches. My favorite Henryism. My grandson is very wise and correct.  A pool is always better than a shower. 

A couple of photos edited with Waterlogue to turn them into watercolors. Always a fun thing to play with. Even better Free for iPhones and iPads. 


Friends tractor that he’s off seeding pine trees with right now.  

Go have some fun this Sunday. 

See ya tomorrow. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 775 – It’s Saturday 

And we had a busy hour and a half painting a very tired sleepy Emily. Her new puppy has been keeping her up at night. We had lots of advice for her.  Mine is always get an adult rescue. Skip those puppy problems- whining pottying chewing shoe eating. 
Cropping mine because I didn’t get a chance to finish her lower hand. MOnday I guess or maybe I will gesso over her. 

As Drew said today we should do the face the hands and then paint the rest because we run out of time. An hour and a half is not long to paint a 24×30″ painting.  

Lees beautiful pastels. 

Another Lee sketch. Awesome job 

Tom Needhams exquisite watercolor. He used Daniel Smoth quin coral for that gorgeous skin tone. 

Al Beyers Oil. 

Alex’s charcoal or pastel sketch. Beautiful job. 

Jeremy’s lovely rendition. 

ACs awesome very oily oil painting. It’s very sheer.  This is on plywood and I think was my favorite today. He used very runny paint mixed with a lot of linseed oil mineral spirits and something else. 

Drew Murphys. Guess he will be paint hands on Monday too. This is 24×30″

Fred Bakers Mondigliani inspired Emily.  24×30″ love the eyes. 

I think that everyone really did a great job today. Must have been those dunkin donuts  and chocolate chip cookies we had for snacks. 
Thanks for checking by. 

Margaret xxxx

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